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conversation that took place probably 30 years ago between bill moyers and a former justice talking about the constitution. this question goes to what is at the heart of constitutionalism and the rule of law. in the course of that conversation, after a long discussion about constitutionalism, blackman turns to moyers and says it is really the preamble that breathes life into the constitution. i wonder whether that is a point of view that you hold and whether you think it has relevance. >> the preamble -- we, the people of the united states. i used to be able to quote it. i do not think i can now. [laughter] the preamble is important. we, the people. but it is not the only thing. i had a very interesting conversation in china. i have gone there twice. the first time was a few years ago. it was maybe eight or 10 years ago. i went to beijing and then we went to shanghai. in shanghai, whereas to meet with a group of businessmen. these businessmen had all been involved in dot.coms and had lost a lot of money. most of them had made a lot back. i was fascinated. one of them said, i prefer the cu
spoke with couple. >> jenny and aaron moyer describe the sweetest 4-year-old boy you could ever meet. >> he's our son in our hearts. >> he lives in an orphanage where they visited him a few months ago with the intention of adopting him. >> we know there is an orphan crisis with children with special needs in that area of the world. that is something that we are open to. the child that we are pursuing has downs syndrome. >> even though the process is nearly complete, the moyers who live in georgia are facing the russian parliament that approved the bill to bar american couples from adopting russian children. president putin indicated he will sign it into law. >> if it really happens, those families are not going to be able to adopt the kids even if all the legal processes already have been in place. much more important, let's focus on the children. what it means is the children will remain institutionalized. >> some see the russian bill as retaliation for a law that places financial restrictions on russians accused of human rights violatio violations. it has visas on travel to the uni
are to the port and bay of san francisco. >> commissioners and director moyer, good afternoon. thank you for giving me the at some point to give you a little i am insight to blue and gold fleet. i would like to start out with a brief history of blue and gold fleet. blue and gold has been a port tenants when the found ore deer recognized the opportunity that existed to operate excursions and cruises. the first set sail from peer 39 and blue and gold expanded into the community computer service in 1931 the service started after the lulla competer earthquake in 1939 and was the beginning of the resurgence in 87. and the service started in 86 when marine world moved to value lay hough when the services conceived it was thought that the traffic would be from -- the unanticipated service was a healthy commuter market with passengers commuting to their jobs in san francisco. blue and gold acquired most of the crawllies red and white fleet which included the alcatraz service and ang gel island and sauce leet toe [spelling?] and in addition, to the peer 41 the marine terminal at pier 41 was p
and moyer -- later in sports -- those stories and more, later in sports. >>> we'll be on the kron 4 show for new year's. kron 4 new year's live starts at 11:30 on new year's eve. >>> today on diamond dish, we're putting on the apron and we're gonna make a fine meal. it all starts at cooks classes right here in inside the sirrala store in palo alto with this chef. >> we'll have you up and running, you will be very impressed with yourself. let's go. >> let's go. >> reporter: first we boil water. how hard can that be? >> you will be cook the pasta in there. >> reporter: tonight we're making holiday tapas. you would be proud to serve this spark food to your guests. there's a brief lesson how to use a sharp night. saute some shallots and onions and we skewer some shrimps and then it's a lesson of indoor barbecuing and a demonstration of how to plate. that's it? >> dig in. >> here we have the green beans that are cooked with the cumin and slice of almond and we have the cha chiroso and sausages. for more information go to kron 4.com and click on diamond dish. if you don't like the food, you on
though the process is nearly complete the moyers who link in georgia are facing what could be an insurmountable issue. president vat i mer putin is looking to sign it. much more important let's focus on the children, what it means is those children will remain institutionalized. >> some see the russian bill as retaliation for new america law places financial restrigss on russians accused of human rights violations. it also denies them visas for travel to the united states. according to statistics by the united states department, the number of adoptions has increased significantly in 2004. in 2004 the number was more than 5, 800 compared to only 962 last year. only the last 22 years americans have adopted more than 60,000 russian children, more than any other country. >> we remain committed to supporting inter-country adoptions. it's too important to be linked to political aspects of our relationship. >> reporter: the bottom line, says this expert, it is ultimately the children who will suffer because there aren't enough families in russia willing to adopt. >> there are some
as the sweetest 4-year-old boy you could ever meet. he lives in russia where the moyers visited him a few months ago with the intention of adopting him. >> we know that there are special needs children in that area of the world and that is something that we are open to and the child that we are pursing, vatalia, has down's syndrome. >> reporter: the moyers who live in georgia are facing what could be an insurmountable obstacle. president vladimir putin has indicated he will sign it into law. >> if what they say is going to happen really happens, those families are not going to be able to adopt the kids even if all the legal processes already have been in place. but much more important, let's focus on the children. what it means is those children will remain institutionalized. >> reporter: some see the russian bill as retaliation for an american law that puts restrictions on russians accused of human rights violations. according to statics by the u.s. state department, the number of russian children adopted by american couples has increased significantly in the last few years. in 2004, the number
but the mass of humanity and i've seen this in your interview with bill moyers when somebody suggested a return to new deal type politics and institutions seems to be rejected that is not a possibility. we can't reverse the trajectory we have now. so given that, do you have any notifications to how it can be improved, how it can stop the depletion? but would you recommend? >> i don't mean this is a copout at all, but there's a lot of intellectual work people have to do. i really strongly think it's a mistake for people on the left, liberals, whatever you call them to say let's go back to the 1950s. mostly because i don't think those jobs exist anymore. not enough of them. even when people are saying this is the return of manufacturing and how great i was. have you looked at the wages now being paid in detroit for the newly hired people? is $13, $15? >> in norway, quite successful societies, salaries are very high. germany as well. >> normally is different because of oil. >> i think sweden and germany -- >> in japan. i'd be careful about drawing too much for japan. i think that sweden, denmark a
ago between bill moyers and a former justice talking about the constitution. this question goes to what is at the heart of constitutionalism and the rule of law. in the course of that conversation, after a long discussion about constitutionalism, black man turns to moyers and says it is really the preamble that breathes life into the constitution. i wonder where it -- whether that is a point of view that you hold and whether you think it has relevance. >> the preamble, we, the people of the united states. i used to be able to quote it. i do not think i can now. the preamble is important. we, the people. but it is not the only thing. i had a very interesting conversation in china. i have gone there twice. the first time was a few years ago. i went to beijing and then we went to shanghai. in shanghai, whereas to meet with a group of businessmen. these businessmen had all been involved in the dot.coms and had lost a lot of money. most of them had made a lot back. i was fascinated. one of them said, i prefer the cultural revolution. then you knew the government was the enemy. now yo
was reminded of a wonderful conversation that took place probably 30 plus years ago between bill moyers and one of, a former justice, justice blackmun, talking about the constitution. answer this question sort of goes to at what's at the heart of constitutionalism and rule of law, and looking back at the list of things that you listed. in the course of that conversation after a long discussion about the constitutionalism, a center. essentially blackmun turns to moyers and says it's really the preamble that breathes life into the constitution. and i wondered whether that's a point of view that you hold and whether you think it has relevance in the situation we're talking about now. >> , preamble, we the people and united states, et cetera, i used to be able to quote it, i don't think i can now. anyway, it's written down. and the preamble is important saying we the people. but is not the only thing. and i say that because i do think, i had a very interesting conversation in china, i thought. i've gone there twice. the first time was a few years ago, maybe eight or 10, when we went to beijing and
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